30 May 2006

Farewell

I stood squinting in the hot sun as my beloved ju 192 kja was driven off. I had tried all sorts of tactics to delay our parting, but alas!

I sit now smiling as I recall the past 2 and a half years, I remember buying her and driving from Ikeja to the house with the fuel guage on red, driving to work the next day at 5:30 am without plates with MG fretting away (I got the plates at 6:30pm), my first trip to Ibadan, the first box of tissues I got (MG and I have a 'tradition' of buying the first box of tissue for our cars), meeting my mechanic, my fuel pump going kaput on 3rd mainland, the yeye woman that backed into my side at Ogba retail market (I chased and cornered her, gave her the fright of her life!), my swimming incident at Lekki in 2005 (drove into one of those misleading pools of water), buying my manual, buying the clutch assembly (lugged that all the way from the UK), whizzing everywhere and the looks of shock when people pulled up and realised I was a woman, my shooting incident on Lagos-Ibadan, my trip to Benin, my OBC and all the fun I had calculating fuel efficiency, all the friends I made through her ... my eyes are welling up, I MISS MY CAR!!!!!!!!

12 comments:

DingProof said...

Don't worry. You'll replace it with a BM :-)

ToyinE said...

eeyah, now you can look forward to the new one!

Ore said...

I thought your car was a BM.

I know how you feel. I went through the same thing when I sold my Mazda Protege last year. Ah well, God will replace it with a better car.

adefunke said...

@ dingproof - another BM you mean?

@ Toyine - As i dey look am, the new one go tey o!

@ Ore - Its a BM, 1992, 6 cylinders, druves like a dream ... AMEN! (Better car=latest BM 3 series!)

Anonymous said...

I named my old Mazda ..."Zinda" ...I felt the same way when I traded it in !!
Take heart !!!
Obariba

Pilgrimage to Self said...

As 'they' say: Better dey come!

TaureanMinx said...

I would part with my car in a jiffy! Unfortunately when u want to get rid of a car, its difficult to do. You should see me in traffic cutting in and out, daring some danfo driver to hit me, and yet...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure u'll miss the car but it will be replaced by another one u'll enjoy even more - it's not easy letting go of a car that served one in great moments.

Smilodon said...

Half a mill = Drinks Are On You.

BTW, thanks for linking Jangbalajugbu on your blogger page. I found some stuff on there real refreshing and some like the OLPC pilot program totally embarrassing.

Pilgrimage to Self said...

You've just been tagged! check my blog (the list is a bit all over the place because I posted from MS Word. I'll edit it later). Enjoy!

Onada said...

did u get a new one?

adefunke said...

@ Onada - Not yet